Krautrock / Kosmische Musik and related

I am personally thrilled to see this return to print; it was available on CD over a decade ago, but has been out of print since then. It is a minor German/Krautrock classic from 1979, which was fairly late in the game. Günter Schickert's first album was released on Brain, but this one, originally on Sky, featured Schickert's pulsing, multi-guitar overdubs with simple, but very effective drumming. Also has a small bit of strange, spoken and sung texts, which very nicely adds to the air of mystery/strangeness

This is extracts from Irmin Schmidt's Fantasy Opera Gormenghast and as a long-time Can fan, I gotta say that this did not hit any spots for me at all...

"A phantasmagorical soundworld of electronics, symphony orchestra and pounding beats which..

"Aptly titled Masters of Confusion is the first recorded fruit of the collaboration between Irmin Schmidt, founder member of the legendary German avant garde rock group Can, and Kumo, the artist name of drum programmer, sound engineer and producer Jono...

"On the Red Album Rot, Conrad Schnitzler laid down the direction his musical artistry would take. His second solo , The Blue Album Blau, originally released in 1974, offered confirmation of his intent. Maybe the "Red" and "Blue" tracks were recorded...

Includes over 25' of material not found on the original release!

"This album saw Conrad Schnitzler head further in the direction of pop music. Like Consequenz, Con 3 (1981) is a collaborative effort with Wolfgang Seidel, alias Sequenza. Con 3...

"Ballet Statique by Conrad Schnitzler, was originally released in 1978 and recorded at the legendary Paragon Studio, Berlin. This album was first released as Con. The name Ballet Statique was only chosen for a re-release and it was not the idea of the...

"Conrad Schnitzler is as unpredictable as he is true to himself. If this sounds paradoxical, he reconfirmed the assertion in 1987 with an album which posed many questions and offered few answers -- his music more extraordinary than ever...

"Conrad Schnitzler is undoubtedly one of the founding fathers of German electronica. And his son, Gregor Schnitzler, matched the father's extraordinary level of creative output. They appear to have settled any musical differences amicably. After all...

"Conrad Schnitzler is undoubtedly one of the founding fathers of German electronica. And his son, Gregor Schnitzler, matched the father's extraordinary level of creative output. They appear to have settled any musical differences amicably. After all...

Includes almost 20' of material not found on the original release!

"Commercial Schnitzler? How quickly, how prematurely are opinions and judgements bandied about when an artist suddenly changes the form of his work. Conrad Schnitzler fell under..

Conrad Schnitzler-Contakt $18.00 "A brand new album by this legendary electronic pioneer and founding member of Tangerine Dream and Kluster. 60 minutes of archival material that is all previously unreleased in the classic electronic style of the 70s,...

"Contempora (1981) is a sort of collection of sketches, reflecting Conrad Schnitzler's inexhaustible creative powers in condensed form. Like light refracting through a multiple prism, shapes and colors constantly change, backgrounds shift through...

"Contempora (1981) is a sort of collection of sketches, reflecting Conrad Schnitzler's inexhaustible creative powers in condensed form. Like light refracting through a multiple prism, shapes and colors constantly change, backgrounds shift through...

"M=Minimal is honored to be able to present Conrad Schnitzler's last work. Only a few days before he passed away in August 2011, he created this unique, almost 70-minute-long work. Thirty-six parts mixed into each other create a walk through his entire...

"Filmmusik 1 is a selection from Conrad Schnitzler's archive.
In Conrad Schnitzler's sprawling archive, there are two tapes marked Filmmusik 1975 A and Filmmusik 1980 B. It is hard to say which videos this music belongs to, particularly as the pieces have been left untitled. Perhaps there isn't really any film material at all. The dates are of no great help either, since the tapes feature the same tracks, albeit in varying degrees of quality.
Filmmusik 1 presents an initial selection of these...

"Bureau B present part two of their Filmmusik double release. In 1975, Conrad Schnitzler recorded various pieces of music to accompany films which had yet to be made. Fittingly, he labelled this collection of songs Filmmusik. Only one of the tracks - "Gute Fahrt" ("Nice Journey") - would ultimately be paired with a film, now traceable on the internet for all to see. The music is included on Part 1 of Bureau B's Filmmusik double release, erroneously entitled "02/1980". Why the incorrect title? The tapes...

"Bureau B present part two of their Filmmusik double release. In 1975, Conrad Schnitzler recorded various pieces of music to accompany films which had yet to be made. Fittingly, he labelled this collection of songs Filmmusik. Only one of the tracks - "Gute Fahrt" ("Nice Journey") - would ultimately be paired with a film, now traceable on the internet for all to see. The music is included on Part 1 of Bureau B's Filmmusik double release, erroneously entitled "02/1980". Why the incorrect title? The tapes...

Originally released by Editions Block in 1980, the Yellow album contains recordings from the years 1974.

"The chronology of Schnitzler's solo releases in the 1970s -- and even more so in the '80s -- resembles a book with seven seals. Schnitzler..

"In the comprehensive canon of Schnitzler releases, the music on the Gold album stands out a mile in every respect. Judged on the sound alone, there is little to suggest that the material was recorded as long ago as the 1976 to 1978 period. There is...

Originally released by Editions Block in 1980, the Green album contains recordings from the years 1976 to 1981.

"Schnitzler's tracks in the 1970s were lengthy and shared a musical pattern which varied only minimally. Hence the green album has...

"Conrad Schnitzler is a genuine legend in the Krautrock and electronic music worlds. He studied under Joseph Beuys before joining an early Tangerine Dream.Their first album, Electronic Meditation, shows a band highly influenced by Schnitzler’s unique...

"There was a particular type of artist who could only have emerged in the legendary early 1970s. Few musicians fit the bill better than Conrad Schnitzler (Tangerine Dream, Kluster). Revolution, pop art and Fluxus created a climate which engendered...

"There was a particular type of artist who could only have emerged in the legendary early 1970s. Few musicians fit the bill better than Conrad Schnitzler (Tangerine Dream, Kluster). Revolution, pop art and Fluxus created a climate which engendered...

"A collection from Conrad Schnitzler's archive, recorded between 1974 and 1975. Just when you think you have grasped Conrad Schnitzler's master plan, every time you kid yourself into predicting what you are about to hear, the next record comes along...

"The music explores suffocating sounds that can be obtained by haunted analog synth textures and ultra hypnotic frequencies. A very creepy, extended drone manifesto. Supreme stuff!! A hymn to repetition, micro-events and dream-time."-Prog Archives

Synthesist Conrad is best known for being a founding member of Tangerine Dream and Kluster in the very, very early 70s, but he's made a lot of other music since that time. This very nicely presented CD includes his usual, wild electronic works, with a lov

"Conrad Schnitzler (1937-2011), is one of the most important representatives of Germany's electronic music avant-garde. He was a member of Tangerine Dream and Kluster, and also released countless solo albums. Pole, the Düsseldorf-native musician Stefan Betke, looks back on a two decade career in abstract electronic club music. With Barbara Preisinger he created Scape Records and his own mastering studio Scape Mastering. The Con-Struct series is based off of Schnitzler's daily excursions through the...

"Conrad Schnitzler (1937-2011), composer and concept artist, was one of the most important representatives of Germany's electronic music avant-garde. A student of Joseph Beuys, he founded Berlin's legendary Zodiak Free Arts Lab, a subculture club, in...

“Conrad Schnitzler (1937-2011), composer and concept artist, was one of the most important representatives of Germany's electronic music avant-garde. A student of Joseph Beuys, he founded Berlin's legendary Zodiak Free Arts Lab, a subculture club in 1967/68, was a member of Tangerine Dream (with Klaus Schulze and Edgar Froese) and Kluster (with Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius) and also released countless solo albums. Schneider TM (Dirk Dresselhaus) has been involved in various musical fields...

One of a small number of Kosmiche classics by this composer and keyboardist. The CD has been out before, although I haven't seen it in many ages, but no one has seen the film in decades and decades! This is a quietly extraordinary release; highly...

This is the best known of his works...mainly because his backing band was The Police (then completely unknown). It mostly sounds like Eberhard, but you can hear a little bit of The Police in it too. Funny!...

One of a small number of Kosmiche classics by this composer and keyboardist. The CD has been out before, although I haven't seen it in many ages, but it makes a welcome return. The combination of Andy Summers' guitar with a small rock band and nearly...

Picture Music was Klaus' 3rd album and his first real 'synth' album to my mind. It's also the first album that has 'the Klaus sound' to my ears, even though his first two are also pretty good albums. This was recorded in 1973, but due to legal issues, was not released until 1975 on Brain. This beautiful gatefold digippack has a good, lengthy interview with Klaus about this album specifically. Most importantly, there is a 33' bonus track from the same sessions, which is released here for the very first time!

New series of quality reissues from on Universal, who own the Brain catalog.
Picture Music was Klaus' 3rd album and his first real 'synth' album to my mind. It's also the first album that has 'the Klaus sound' to my ears, even though his first two are also pretty good albums. This was recorded in 1973, but due to legal issues, was not released until 1975 on Brain.

"Re-Release of Klaus Schulze's "Androgyn" (originally released 2002 as part of the strictly limited and long exhausted 5CD Boxset "Contemporary Works II"). The first track on "Androgyn" has again, like on "Another Green Mile", the cello of Wolfgang Tiepold and some odd voice samples added to interesting synth sounds. The long second track has Klaus on electric guitar and for good reason it's called "Back To The Future": Klaus plays the guitar with a "Gleiteisen", a piece of iron that he used in the...

“Re-Release of the Klaus Schulze's "Another Green Mile" (originally released 2002 as part of the strictly limited and long exhausted 5CD Boxset "Contemporary Works II")."
“From 08:00 on, the previous cold and somehow lost and abstract oboe suddenly sounds a bit more concentrated, more emotional, even elegiac and yes, charming. Apart from the oboe you hear a voice, Wolfgang Tiepold's cello, and a guitar. Although the CD shows 5 tracks, it can also be heard as one long peace, and we know that not just...

"Originally released in 1996, Are You Sequenced? was recorded live in concert in Derby, Great Britain on the 27th of April 1996 and was edited and remixed by Klaus Schulze that summer. Are You Sequenced? is an amalgamation of analogue sounds played on ...

Available again for the 1st time in years!

Originally released 1983, Audentity was Klaus Schulze´s double concept piece, and 15th opus. It includes contributions from Ranier Bloss (sounds, glockenspiel), Michael Shrieve (EEH Computer, Simmons percussion) and Wolfgang Tiebold.

Originally a double album, this adds over 55' of bonus tracks, giving this set a playing time of over 2.5 hours!

"Apart from „Ballett 1 & 2" the "Contemporary Works" box also contained "Ballett 3" and "Ballett 4". These four pieces were originally intended to be one composition in honour to my mother who had been a ballet dancer and had died in 1998. I never assumed that the ballet would be performed with dancing. Then I would have to cut down to about 15 or 20 minutes and would probably have to throw away all my favourite parts! The music could have had another title but since it was the first production I did...

"Apart from „Ballett 1 & 2" the "Contemporary Works" box also contained "Ballett 3" and "Ballett 4". These four pieces were originally intended to be one composition in honour to my mother who had been a ballet dancer and had died in 1998.
I never assumed that the ballet would be performed with dancing. Then I would have to cut down to about 15 or 20 minutes and would probably have to throw away all my favourite parts! The music could have had another title but since it was the first production I...

"Originally released in 2000, Ballett 4 is the final of Schulze's four part Ballett series, all of which were previously released on the deleted 10 CD Contemporary Works box set and which was dedicated to his mother, who was a dancer. The music...

Very good, new Klaus; he shows the influences of modern electronica, but basically, it's all Klaus and it's all very good!

"The concerts in Tokyo in March 2010 were remarkable for many reasons. First of all, the Japanese crew rebuilt Klaus‘...

The first album by Klaus to be released outside of Germany, many people's first encounter with Klaus' monumental solo work began with this album and it's a great one. Highly recommended!

"Blackdance was my first album to be released in England on Caroline, a Virgin label. Before that [Virgin boss] Richard Branson had signed Tangerine Dream, and then he also contacted me. Of course, I said yes right away. Not just because Branson liked music from Germany but also since Virgin was at the time...

New series of quality reissues from on Universal, who own the Brain catalog.
The first album by Klaus to be released outside of Germany, many people's first encounter with Klaus' monumental solo work began with this album and it's a great one. Highly recommended!

"Blackdance was my first album to be released in England on Caroline, a Virgin label. Before that [Virgin boss] Richard Branson had signed Tangerine Dream, and then he also contacted me. Of course, I said yes right away. Not just...

Klaus's seventh album and is yet another great CD from the great man of spacey electronics. This is a classic 70's space work & is a pretty necessary title in any collection. Written as a soundtrack for a porn film, this is 4 long tracks that ooze those classic Berlin space sounds and feature Harald Grosskopf on drums, which is always a good thing on any Klaus album. Highly recommended. This adds an extra track (22:26) not found on the original version, making it a full 75' album!

About 8-9 years ago, the German SPV label started a series called Revisited, where they reissued some exceedingly great German albums of the 70s. Part of that series was the entire Klaus Schulze catalog, all expanded and remastered from the original...

Available again for the 1st time in years!

Klaus' classic second album, originally released in 1973, this includes a 50' bonus track (!!) recorded in Bruxelles in 1977.

“Cyborg is a seminal work in abstract experimental electronic music. The psycho acoustic and hypnotic effects on the listener are incredible. This double album features almost similar electronic equipments used in “Irrlicht” (acoustic strings manipulations, molecular machines, primitive keyboards). This deep meditative

New series of quality reissues from on Universal, who own the Brain catalog. Klaus' classic second album, originally released in 1973.

“Cyborg is a seminal work in abstract experimental electronic music. The psycho acoustic and hypnotic effects on the listener are incredible. This double album features almost similar electronic equipments used in “Irrlicht” (acoustic strings manipulations, molecular machines, primitive keyboards). This deep meditative and almost supernatural musical adventure...

This is a 1994 live performance, which includes a 20'bonus track. [SPV]

Dig It was Klaus' first all-digital album, originally released in 1980, hence the clever/goofy title.
A lot of people were pretty upset to see the analog synths go, and I I don't blame them; I was sorry to see them go too. But if you actually listen to this album, it is completely and utterly within the realm and style of his very best work.
While this has always been a good work by Klaus, this is a very special reissue, as it includes a new interview with Klaus specifically about this album...